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, president obama. >> two of those letters never got to their destination. the one to the white house and the one to the senate never got there. but the one to the justice of the peace in mississippi did go there. and james dutchky, authorities have not unsealed the details of the case. but what we were told is that while, it's all about the searches here. that initially they thought that the first suspect, curtis, was in fact the letter-writer because the letters that accompanied the ricin in these three letters to the three public officials, had phrases very similar to ones he had used and members of congress in his online posting. now the theory is that the suspect they've arrested now was merely copying what was publicly available from cust is. they also say that a search of dutschke's house did turn up signs of ricin so now they're focusing air tension on him. >> even though there's strange quirks, he was aapparently also an impersonator? fill in that gap. >> a senior law enforcement -- we knew that curtis that had been arrested in the first time around, was an elvis impersonator
to worse. lou: you mention political warfare in obama administration between white house and secretary of state hillary clinton. how can such tensions and disruptive petty bureaucrat icon flick be allowed to persist? >> well, it should not. i think in varieties of cases from afghanistan to middle east, it impacted our policymaking because state department, which stands for engagement and diplomacy, and played an important role in conflicts bike balkanlike the balkans has not d its voice in this administration, secretary clinton of probably more influ18 shall than any then. there is a. i don't think that is being for the best. >> vali i look forward to your earlier return to the broadcast. congratulation on your new book. let's hope it remains indispensable. thank you very much. >> thank you. lou: go to loudobbs.com. you can get links directly to the purchase of the book, have a gr >> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for hip hop abs brought to you by beachbody. pay close attention! don't miss your chance to save 75% off hip hop abs. if you're looking to shed the fat... >>
and sandy leveled the shot at the white house. governor christie was talking about president obama's response to the most devastating hurricane since tau treen gnaw. since katrina. >> the president has kept every proposition he made. that's what i was saying at the time. what i was saying was i was asked how is the president doing. i said he is doing a good job. he kept his word. since that time i have to say everything they ms proked they would do -- they promised they would do they have done. >> that continued overt support for the president has many conservatives scratching our heads saying i like the governor, but why does he continue to drool over the president for just doing his job? kimberly, governor christie, christie has an election coming up this year, next year, i believe. is this about that or is there a bigger picture? >> didn't you hear the jokes at the white house oh the big joke that christie was at a republican table and everyone started laughing? and you seem to always be such a big fan. now the tables have turned. >> i will get to that. >> you are confusing the
. >>> and d.c. comics. president obama casts a vote for comedy at this weekend's white house correspondents' dinner. >> take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing, and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. it's like we're trapped in a taylor swift album. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 29th, 2013. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. we begin this morning into the investigation of the boston marathon bombings. investigators are still trying to determine if the suspects acted alone. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, chairman mike rogers, says persons of interest are being sought, meanwhile the mother is coming under close scrutiny. during a wiretapped phone conversation with her older son, she's heard discussing jihad. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: lawmakers are questioning whether the boston bombing suspects may have had training from terrorists. the chairman of the homeland security system says the tsarnaev brothers used weapons similar to pakistan, afghanistan, and
it used to be. the white house now says president obama spoke with his russian counterpart vladimir putin today about coordinating their efforts to fight terrorism. the leaders also apparently discussed the concerns about syria and the chemical weapons there. just last week we learned that u.s. intelligence indicates the syrians may have used nerve gas against their people. that's president obama has line.in the past would the white house says right now there is not enough evidence. >> there is much more to be done to verify conclusively that the red line that the president has talked about has been crossed. >> shepard: still, the pentagon does have options in case the president decides it's time to take action. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. explain the possible plans for using force, jen. >> well, both the white house and the pentagon, shep, appear to be buying time. >> we are continuing to assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> a no-fly
. >>> according a white house official, president obama will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed, he would replaceout going secretary ray lahood. fox is the first african- american mommyny among -- nominee among the new cabinet members for president obama's second term. >>> george lucas is one of three finalists to create a cultural hub in san francisco's presidio. they received 16 proposals at the space for the former building at crissy field. george lucas wants to use that site to build an art museum from his personal collection. two other ideas, an institute and a hub for exhibits and performances. those finalists will be asked to submit a final proposal this fall. >>> nippon airways completely, safely, a two-hour flight after being fitted with a new result yum battery design. some insiders say that could have passengers from san jose and japan again before the end of next month. >>> police in los angeles are dealing with a rather unusual suspect. this is video of the man police thought they were looking for but it turns out it wasn't their way and he w
and other issues. i'll take that up with ross douthat. and president obama takes on some jabs at the media last night's white house correspondents dinner, including a website that's been getting a lot of buzz. >> the media landscape is changing so rapidly. you can't keep up with it. i mean, i remember when buzz feed was just something i did in college around 2:00 a.m. >> but shoot press corps be yucking it up with the white house gang and all chose celebrities? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> the coverage of the boston bombing took a sharp turn this week as the narrative turned to the motivation of the tsarnaev brothers and whether the federal authorities had mangled the case. there was some angry talk about muslims, as much of the media world picked sides, pointed fingers and engaged in ideological snipe iing. >> we might want to rethink how we say do we want to allow any more muslim students into this country? take a period of time two years, three years, four years and just stop that from happening? >> i think we should also have to examine the use of drones on the
part in the protest. they are protesting conditions and inn definite confinement. the white house is working to address the situation and obama administration has pledged to close the prison but congressional legislatures haven acted legislation to prevent that from -- have enacted legislation to prevent that from happening. >>> they say he wants to roll back involvement in mexican security operations and under the previous involvement, they fought the drug war there sending drone aircrafts and other assistance. meantime according to white house officials, they will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed they will replace ray la hood. fox is the first african- american nominee for president barack obama's second term. >>> 4:26 let go back to the early monday morning commute, sal? >> we are trying to start off monday on a good note and so far we are a accomplishing -- we are accomplishing that coming out from vallejo to the mcarthur maze, and we are looking at traffic approaching the bay bridge and no major problems, not only the bay bridge but also
, there is a growing consensus from both sides of the aisle on what not to do. abc's reena ninan at the white house tonight. >> reporter: lawmakers from both parties, today, said president obama needed to take stronger action against syria, following reports chemical weapons were used by the regime. the options range from enforcing no-fly zones, to more aid for rebels. but all sides agree on one thing. >> no country in the region wants boots on the ground. >> i don't want boots on the ground. >> i would not support boots on the ground. >> reporter: but the syrian opposition is begging for action. >> we're asking the united states, with its drone technology, with its surgical strike technology, to help us disable bashar al assad from the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: it's not that simple, says the administration. following bombings, a strike was used on an alleged sudanese chemical factory in 1998. but that intel turned out to be controversial. and there is still the specter of the empty search for wmds in iraq. critics say a plan is needed to keep chemical weapons out of the extremists' han
. the white house now reports president obama spoke over the phone with the russian president, putin, voicing turn about the rogue nation's possible use of chemical weapons. both leaders agreed to stay in close consultation. the white house has not verify identified conclusively whether syria crossed any redline by possibly unleashing chemical weapons on its own people. >> the united nations has a team ready to deploy to syria within 24 to 48 hours. if assad allows that team in and follows through on his stated commitment and interest in having this matter investigated. >> shepard: the defense secretary, chuck hagel, announced last week that intelligence concluded with varying degrees of confidence the syrian regime had used chemical weapons, including nerve gar -- gaspar rein. president obama said that would be a game-changer if through. jennifer griffin is at the passenger. what does the u.s. military plan to do if they need to? >> the pentagon and central command presented plans to white months ago. many feel the president painted himself in the corner talk about a red line. >> we're conti
the obama administration to take stronger a against the assad regime following last week's findings by the white house that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against the country's rebel fighters. crossing that so-called red line has sparked a debate in washington about whether or not it's time for the u.s. military to get involved, including the potential of american troops on the ground. >> i don't think you ever want to say, absolutely not. obviously, we don't want to do that unless it's absolutely necessary. >> i would go even beyond that. i would say, no. we don't need to put boots on the ground. but we need to enable their neighbors, the neighbors of syria, to bring some sort of peaceful resolution to this. >> senator john mccain agreed with senator chambliss, advocating for a no-fly zone over syria, to minimize the government's air power. and mccain also warned about the possible ramifications if the united states remains on the sidelines. >> the syrian people are angry and bitter at the united states. i was in a refugee camp in jordan and there are thousands of
evening confusing messages from the white house, president obama walks back from his red line decree on syrian use of chemical weapons. this aftee u.s. intelligence sources yesterday reported that on at least two occasions, assad regime had used seron gas on its population, the president instead laying out another red line for the assad regime, that is already slaughtered tens of thousands of its civilians. >> horrific as it is, when mortars are fired on
spielberg's next film venture or not? president obama used the annual white house correspondent association dinner to spoke fun at himself and his critics. he introduced a spoof video featuring the director of clinic. >> in the middle of the night i look up and it hit me, obama. i mean, the guy is already a lame duck,ve why not? picking an accounter to play obama, that was the challenge. who is obama, really? we don't know. we never got the transcriptes and they say he's kind of aloof. so i needed someone to dive in and really barack obama become. and it turns out the answer was right in front of me all along. daniel day-lewis. >> hello, ohio! i'll have your become. what? what? let me be clear about this. at least we had daniel to play obama, we had to cast the rest of the team. and i think we've got some pretty terrific performs. >> working with a legend like daniel is intimidating. without daniel, i never could have played joe biden, writ rally. hi, i'm joe biden. the hardest part? trying to understand the motivations. why did you pursue health care first? why don't you get mad? if i were
. the mane stream media as president obama said in white house corresondents dinner i'm proud to be all of you because all of you voted for me. >> they cheered obama when he said it. >> john mccain did a joke how the media was his base. it was a joke. >> reality, as you know, the data all show this by four or five to one margin supported obama in 2008, not mccain. mccain had a base among the media until he ran for president which it collapsed. >> difference whether or not people in the media reported him and influenced reporting. those are two different things. jon: we're getting a big wrap from you two guys. >> i don't blame him. jon: always fun being in the middle of your arguments. alan colmes, jim pinkerton, thank you. jenna: scare us a little bit here. nba player, veteran of the league jason collins is making headlines. julie banderas is with the "fox 411.". >> could lines says i'm a 34-year-old nba center and i'm black and gay. coming out boldly, the world and worldwide web reacting first active openly gay pro athlete after making front page of "sports illustrated". the 34-year-ol
administrator of the office of information and regulatory affairs in the obama white house in the president's first term. he described in a "new york times" article how properly packaged messages of hate can spread and how hard it is for fact and reason to catch up. let me read that. suppose you saw with a strong, but basely conviction, that nefarious people conspire against your kind. the best medicine is no medicine. if so, you can ready discover the support for your views because of web, too, enclaves of like-minded people are found or emerge in an instant. a lot of empirical work establishes that when people sort themselves to such enclaves, they tend to become more confident, more unified, and more extreme, so is technology making people more dismissive of views, more toller rand of extremist views? >> i think of the internet as a force multiplier, good and bad. to the extent what technology does is give us access to so many more people, and they would not get off line for practical reasons, could come together, and so it exacerbates our tendencies to think a certain way and to the ext
, there was a lot of enthusiasm about anything. that is a disaster, just as governor romney. president obama will muster lemaster with a historically low percentage of white voters. only 39%. 39%, the president had a little extra support in other places. 71% of the hispanic vote. 71%. 73% voted for president obama. but the black vote was spectacular. he got 93% of the black vote. talk about a consensus, that is a consensus. the key was the black voter turnout. making just about 12% of the eligible voters in the country. they turned up 13% of the total votes from last year. for the first time ever, voters turn out at a higher rate than white voters overall last year. in fact, if they turned out at the same rate as they did back in 2004, governor romney would have actually won the election. it's not clear that the democratic party can repeat last year's performance. but one thing is clear. everything the republican party did was inadequate. they certainly demonstrated that the republican party has a lot of thinking to do. they better find some better thinkers if they are going to be competitiv
convention in charlotte last year. fox would be the first african- american cabinet nominee of obamas second term. >> saturday night was the white house correspondents' dinner. and throughout the evening president obama and others poke fun at each other. take a listen. >> (cheers and applause) i thought this looks pretty good. for example the whole controversy about jy z going to cuba. i have 99 problems and now, jay z is one. >> the president has been busy creating jobs. since it has been elected the number of popes have doubled. and the number of tonight show host has tripled. >> congratulations! >connan o'brien taking jabs. >> we will take a break. it is 422 much more straight ahead on the kron 4 morning news. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza approach where it is expected nice and light. >> @ 423 in the morning. >> good morning everyone. the time is a 425 . thanks for waking up or staying up with kron 4 morning news. off to a mild start. 50s and lows '60s. 61 in hayward. 59 in concord. livermore checking in at 60 degrees. mid 54 downtown san francisco. >> following the numbers in
. she's hot. the president. at the white house correspondents' dinner again. >> obama: i'm also hard at work on plans for the obama library and some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace but i would rather keep it in the united states. >> stephanie: she how he takes what they do and makes it funny. uh-oh. >> i'm guessing dennis miller isn't writing for him. >> obama: cnn has taken some knocks lately. the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. >> stephanie: oh! ouch! snap! >> no one laughed at the cnn table. >> stephanie: i'll probably be on cnn all week. i did not find that funny at all. >> neither did erin burnett. >> stephanie: okay. the president. >> stephanie: in california where the fund-raiser, having a nice time. i mention that pamela harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine i got trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive! >> they did that joke on mrs. colbert? i forget who it was. no. it was "saturday night live."
obama is getting great reviews for his performance at saturday's white house correspondents'dinner. >> some people don't think i spent enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell? >> i think that was my favorite. behind the jokes, that one, there's a lot of truth behind what he was saying. as always, the punch line carries the message. >>> let me finish tonight with the hawks. two-step dance to sell american wars we shouldn't get into. they're familiar. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. [ male announcer ] at charles schwab, we've committed to setting the bar high by going low. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 like offering schwab etfs tdd# 1-800-345-2550 with the lowest operating expenses tdd# 1-800-345-2550 in their respective lipper categories -- tdd# 1-800-345-2550 lower than ishares tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and vanguard. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and with all our etfs commission-free tdd# 1-800-345-2550 when traded online in a schwab account, tdd# 1-800-345-2550 it leaves our investors
obama is getting great reviews for his performance at saturday's white house correspondents' dinner. >> some people don't think i spent enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell? >> i think that was my favorite. behind the jokes, that one, there's a lot of truth behind what he was saying. as always, the punch line carries the message. >>> let me finish tonight with the hawks. two-step dance to sell american wars we shouldn't get into. they're familiar. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. i describe myself as a mother, a writer and a performer. i'm also a survivor of ovarian and uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. >>> pennsylvania's republican governor tom corbe
indications the syrian regime may have used chemical weapons against its own people. last summer the obama administration suggested such a step would be a trigger for intervention. now the white house wants stronger evidence, even as the call grows louder in washington to act now. nbc's peter alexander has more from the white house. >> reporter: inside syria's civil war, another round of violent clashes today. at least seven rebels reported dead. just days after the u.s. said evidence suggests bashar al assad's regime has used chemical weapons, president obama is facing growing pressure to act with republican lawmakers pushing several options. >> if you could neutralize the air advantage the syrian government has over the rebels, i think you could turn the tide of battle pretty quickly. >> a safe zone. arming the rebels. making sure we help with the refugees. i do want to give them the assistance which would give them a dramatic shift in the balance of power in syria. >> reporter: president obama has warned syria that using chemical weapons would be a game changer. >> a red line for us is
makes the revelation in "sports illustrated." the white house says president obama called him today. received well-wishes from famous and non-famous on twitter and elsewhere. stunning new developments in the benghazi terror case we'll talk about them with the fox all-stars when we return. we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the firsweek... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostilityagitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these
money out of the pockets of the newly unemployed. in his weekly address president obama warned that unless congress agrees to find new ways to tax and spend, the painful budget cuts will continue. >> and we can't just keep putting band-aids on every cut. >> reporter: the white house says many of those cuts will impact the vulnerable, like low income women and children who get meals through federal programs. groups that don't have the type of muscle to lobby for relief says sarah binder with the brookings institution. she's tracking the fallout. >> clinics that are paid by medicare that are affected by sequestration who are saying we have long lines, we're turning away patients. patients have to travel. i believe they are going to try to organize to try to put that type of bipartisan pressure on congress. >> reporter: any bending on capitol hill won't come until at least next month. congress left washington this weekend for a nine day break. negotiations are likely to go on through the fall. jeff. >> jeff: margaret, thank you. cbs news learned this president obama will nominate
as you can see here break two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured. everybody went crazy online. it was retweeted 1800 times to the associated press with almost two million followers. after that we saw a drop in standard & poor's and the stock market. >> $136 billion lost. most after this rebounded in the seven minutes it took for people like me to start rushing over to the white house and find out there were no explosions and for the twitter to suspend the associated account, account which had been hacked with we suspected. >> and which the ap pout a correction saying it did not happen. >> they said this say bogus ap tweet, which i thought was very short and tight. >> they had some indication that somebody was trying to break into the system. >> they did earlier and they sent out a warning to all of the 2,000 journalists plus the people working at the ap saying someone is trying to phish or get into the system do in the click. >> the phishing scams they send a link that looks like an article. it's asking for data. >> exposes your password. >> what with underscores
. president obama has said crossing that line would be a game changer. well, now critics are calling the country's credibility into question, while the white house still wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts has details now from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, betty, good morning. and more from syria's state news agency this morning, its prime minister convoy was attacked in damascus. the prime minister said to be okay. varying reports of deaths and injuries from that attack. but it does underscore the seriousness of the violence there and why some here in washington want to act quickly. amateur video from syria, the fighting getting worse. and now the u.s. has some evidence syria's government may have used chemical weapons on its own people. president obama had called that a red line for action. now he's cautious. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. >> reporter: there's pressure from capitol hill to act, soon. >> for america to sit on the sidelines and do nothing is
indefinitely. the white house is working on that problem and the obama administration has pledged to close down guantanamo bay but some congressional lawmakers are stopping that from happening. >>> and it is taking a toll here in california and as kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, the unemployed you will get smaller benefit checks starting this week. kyla? >> reporter: they say those hit hard will already be in a tougher financial situation. these are affecting those who have already been receiving unemployment benefits. their weekly checks are receiving now 250 a week. these amounts do not even cover 1/3 of what they were making when theyed jobs. the unemployment is at its best in four years but the reduced benefits will force them to one, take minimum wage jobs and number two, they will likely stop looking for work all together. this is just a glimpse of what is ahead and i will have more as these automatic budget cuts continue when i see you next. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it is only average at best when it comes to childhood education. that is acc
taking place at the pentagon. .ive at 1:55 eastern at the white house this afternoon, president obama is expected to announce his choice of charlotte north carolina mayor anthony foxx to be the next transportation secretary. if confirmed, he will be placed outgoing secretary ray lahood. we will have the personal announcement live starting at 2:10 eastern on our companion network c-span3. at 7:00 p.m., the debate for the first congressional seat in south carolina. former republican governor mark sanford and elizabeth bush -- busch. it is expected to focus on federal expending, gun legislation and a number of other key issues. are trying to generate as a government and you are looking for ways to generate new revenue, silicon valley has the answers. if you are trying to explore and ignite better innovation within your mpany's, silicon valley has the answers. and then from an entrepreneur standpoint, how is entrepreneurship different than in other places, which is distinctly is? so much is often based on failure and learning from one's experiences. but it is also recognizing that you ca
48% since president obama took over the white house. we've gone from 32 million to 47 million. almost 48 million. and we're gaining about 80,000 every month signing up. net new claimants for food stamps 80,000 a month even though we're told the economy is recovering. what's going on? >>brian: you know what the president would say? the president would say i inherited a mess. government was tanking -- excuse me, the economy was tanking. people were losing jobs, so, therefore, i've got to prop them up. >> this is a flashpoint in the debate of takers versus makers, taxpayers paying no taxpayers. at a point where we've got a trillion-dollar a year deficit, spending money we don't have, surely we should be doing something about this expanding food stamp program. >>brian: something you're going to be talking about? >> yes. we're going to get another stock market rally because ben bernanke is printing up a storm. >>steve: three hours now over in fox business, this man is going to take the stage. >> tell you all about making money, baby. >>brian: coming up straight head. >>gretchen: general sh
at white house correspondents dinner. this year, president obama obliged. making this "favorite story of the day." abc's david muir has all the highlights. >> reporter: it started with his entrance. >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby! >> reporter: about aging in office. >> i did it. these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i am not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i understand second term. need a burst of new energy. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> even the first lady laughing at that. about one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> you know sheldon adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ad. you have got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race. i probably wouldn't have taken it, but i thought about it. michelle would have taken it. you think i'm joking. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. but one thing they all agree o
with president obama at the white house right now. he is naming the mayor of charlotte, north carolina, a beautiful town, as his pick to be the next secretary of transportation. a white house official tells fox that anthony fox was tapped for the job in part because he has successfully overseen a rapid growth in his city's infrastructure since becoming mayor in 2009. if you would like to, you can watch that teaming live on foxnews.com. your other news source >>> on capitol hill, republicans senators say they can save taxpayers $30 billion by cutting what they call waste and fraud from the food stamp program. they want to block the reported purchases of things like cigarettes, liquor, and ipads to which some democrats are now accusing the gop of wanting to, quote, hurt our kids. mike emmanuel has more. mike? >> hi. the republican lawmakers behind this legislation want to take a closer look at the explosion in the number of people receiving food stamps, nearly 16 million people added in recent years and the growth and the amount of spending on the program. they are argue if you cut waste
evidence of chemical weapons are now in play in the country. president obama has said crossing that line would be a game changer. now critics are calling the credibility into question while the white house says it wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's why some lawmakers here on capitol hill say the u.s. needs to send a strong signal not only to the assad regime in syria but also to others who may be watching, and all that's underscored by the new violence there this morning. the country's prime minister survived an assassination attempt today. his convoy was bombed. there are varying reports of other deaths and injuries. now the u.s. has some evidence syria's government may have used chemical weapons on its own people. president obama had called that a red line for action. now he's cautious. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. >> reporter: there's pressure from capitol hill to act soon. >> for america to s
to you guys. >> thanks. 6:53. president obama poking fun at himself and others at this weekend's white house correspondence dinner. >> there were plenty of jokes to go around. >> i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was a wonderful event and that inspired me to get started on my own legacy which will begin by building another next to the bush library. can we show that? second term, need a burst of new energy. tryout new things and my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything. we borrowed one of michelle 's tricks. >> it's always funny. but wasn't all jokes. the president closed by noting the recent tragedies in boston and texas and praising the first responders. >> very good. time now is 6 6:54. coming up a final check of top stories. >> talk about a warmup. the rolling stones surprised efrp and had social media buzzing. ,, female narrator: for over 60,000 california female narrator: for over 60,000 california foster children a pair of shoes is a small but important gift. my shoes have a hole in them. i can barely fit in these anymore.
life in prison. robin? >> one bizarre twist after another. >> that is a stiff penalty. >>> to the white house, where president obama is facing new calls for military action in syria, after releasing evidence last week that the assad regime has used chemical weapons. abc's jon karl is tracking that from the white house. the white house is considering stepping up military involvement if the evidence is confirmed. >> reporter: that's right, george. the official line is that all options are on the table. but senior officials have made it clear that ground troops are not going to happen. they're looking at arming the rebels, targeted air strikes or a no-fly zone. i wouldn't expect to see any of these any time soon. the evidence needs to be corroborated. even once that happens this is a white house that is determined not to rush into any stepped-up military involvement. >> it could take several weeks. >>> on a much lighter note, the white house correspondents' dinner over the weekend. the president is really honing his standup skills. take a look. >> i understand, second term, need a burst of
expected today at the white house. president barack obama expected -- toinate the new nominate the charlotte mayor as the secretary. prominence after bringing the democratic national convention to charlotte last year. watch the event at two o'clock 3.m. eastern on c-span 16she married at the age of and helped teach her husband to be better reader and wider. during the civil war she snuck supplies tuesday union in the tennessee mountains. but the time her president critic by the time her husband takes office she is ill. meet allies johnson, wife of and johnson as to continue our series on first ladies with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. tonight, live on c-span and c- span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. each money we look at how your money is being spent in a different sector of the federal government. we look at private-sector companies that depend on federal all,acts for most, if not their work. we're joined by "washington times" correspondents luke rosiak. you recently looked at federal pay for executives
there. martha if. martha: president obama is set to tap the mayor of charlotte, north carolina to run the transportation department. his name is anthony foxx. a white house official says that announcement could come later today. earlier this month, mayor foxx announced he would not seek reelection for mayor of charlotte. he wanted to spend more time with his children. he will be the first african-american nominee in the president's second cabinet. maybe spend more time in washington with them there. bill: but he has got his hands full with the transportation thing and security we talked about. martha: big job. bill: furloughs and all that stuff. martha: yeah. bill: just getting rolling, folks on a monday. there is dangerous flooding affecting more than a dozen states already and more rain is in the forecast. we'll show you where and how bad it is and how bad might be for millions of people. martha: look at this. a powerful explosion in a busy city center. we'll tell you what caused this. plus, you remember the white house says if syria crosses or uses chemical weapons that would be a
warmers, they have come back around. what's old is new. the white house started to publish animated jibs on tumblr. in a posting the white house declared it would pronounce as gif, hard g. this according to the obama administration even though inventors at compu serve insist it's pronounced gif. trust me, this actually matters to older geeky programmers. back to you. >> that was a fun segment. thank you, scott. >>> more women are getting plastic surgery on their arms coming according to american society of plastic surgeons. the number of surgeons on upper arms has skyrocketed over the last decade 4,000%. many point to celebrities who have not had the surgery but are physically fit, madonna, beyonce, michelle obama as a motivating factor. doctors point out it does not increase musçle tone, not a weight loss procedure. the surgery it receives costs $4,000. >> apparently everything is fair game when it comes down to cosmetic surgery. >>> christina loren, i don't think we need to do any surgery on the sky, it's beautiful. >> the beach, that way. that way, guys. good morning to you. i've got
us about that conversation? >> reporter: yeah, martin. we're learning that from white house officials that that conversation between president obama and president vladimir putin of russia did take place at some point today. the topic of conversations including syria, where the president expressed concerns over syrian chemical weapons. obviously russia would be a critical ally if the u.s. is to pursue some further intervention in terms of the crisis taking place, the civil war in that country. white house officials telling us the president urged there to be close consultations continuing between secretary of state john minister on this very topic. one of many topics the two men spoke about this afternoon. >> pete, given quite understandable reluctance to engage in yet another military conflict, there now some regret that while the administration obviously had a red line in their minds about syria, that they may now regret having said so publicly? >> reporter: i think there may be privately some regret that this is playing out the way that it is. obviously, the fact that that line was d
age is probably 50 knew what he was talking about. it's almost predominantly white that whole group. so it was not exactly the rap music audience. he also made a couple of other references that most people didn't understand. but overall, you know, obama -- the thing about obama is -- obviously somebody else writes the jokes. in fact i know that guy that wrote the jokes a comedy writer by the name of billy kimmel no relationship to jimmy kimmel and the jokes are written for him. but his timing and his delivery is pretty amazing. you know, he -- he has perfect comic timing and a lot of people said his comic timing was better than conan o'brien, and in the room it felt like it was better than conan o'brien. conan was reading all of his jokes in a pretty rapid-fire delivery. and while he was funny, he didn't get the belly laughs that the president did, but of course some of that a brown nosing and this is his audience. is hollywood and -- the washington press corps. you know this is a little tilted to the left you know? >> michael: yeah. it's interesting to talk abo
, but bush well knows about them. will you go to the white house correspondent with me? when obama came in, there was a lot of electricity, history making, bombs and that's what tom brokaw was reacting to. it became a complete originally of celebrity spotting and taking iphone pictures with people and it got kind of ridiculous. >> do you miss the good old days, john? >> i don't care for this event very much. i think it's gotten way out of control. i think the comments last year had some impact and it was slightly tamped down. >> really? >> not a lot. >> to me, the only disappointing piece of this is the whole point of this dinner is to raise money for the scholarship. >> no, that's not the point of the dinner. >> aus tebsbly, that's the point of the dinner. that's $300,000. and you think about the millions of dollars that these organizationes and companies and everybody who shows up spends and to think that this all they're doing is taking in a couple hundred thousands for the scholarships -- >> the point of the dinner is to make everybody in the room feel cool and important. and that's wh
as lawmakers grappled with the question of a u.s. response. now that the white house concedes it is probable the regime used chemical weapons on its people. republicans point to president obama's own declare racial that use of chemicals would be a red line republicans say america could attack aryan air bases with missiles. >> the greatest risk is a failed state with chemical weapons falling in the hands of islam ickes and pouring into syria the longer this goes, the more likely you will have a failed state and all hell will break loose. >> democrat lawmaker called for more assistance. the u.s. said it is currently senting supplies such as night vision goggles and body armour to the syrian rebels. >> >> bangladesh a fire broke out in the wreck an of the collapsed factory as the death toll hit at least 377. sparks from a machine being used to cut steel to free a woman trapped in the rubble likely started that fire. investigators believe the woman ended up dieing in the blaze. meantime, the fugitive owner of the building was arrested near the indian border. >>> in italy, gunman opened fire outs
right away. seriously, mr. president, your hair is so white it could be a member of your cabinet. >> tough line. that was conan o'brien as the white house correspondents' dinner taking a jab at president obama over his supposed lack of diversity in his cabinet. today, the president names the first african-american cabinet pick of his second term. he's chosen charlotte, north carolina, mayor anthony fox as his nominee to become the nation's next transportation secretary succeeding ray lahood. angela, a principal at the impact strategies group, angela, thanks very much for coming in. so what's your take on thissugg has not been diverse enough in his selections for his second term cabinet? >> well, wolf, i think as the president has mentioned in several other interviews, this is just the beginning. anthony foxx is certainly a great start in the right direction with his background serving as a mayor of a major metropolitan area and even serving as one of the primary reasons why the dratic national convention went so well i think it's certainly a step in the right direction. >> so you
the little things. kaiser permanente. thrive. >>> president obama tried his hand at stand-up comedy this weekend in front of hundreds of journalists and celebrities. >> it's the annual white house correspondents dinner. the president had the audience laughs as he told a lot of jokes. started with one about himself and the changes he has undergone since taking office. >> these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second term, you need a burst of new energy. try some new things. and then my team and i talked about it, we were willing to try anything, so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> that is horrifying. >> check this out. mr. obama also told the press he had plans to put a sign next to the new bush library. one that says "his fault." all right. thanks for watching nbc bay area news at 5:00. "nbc nightly news" is next and more local news at 6:00. >> including why the sequester could mean possible terrorism targets will be at risk including t
obama, they warned that unless congress agrees to find new ways for them to spend the painful budget cuts that will continue. >> we can't keep putting band- aids on every cut. >> reporter: and the white house, they say that many of those cuts were impacting the vulnerable. like the low-income women and children that will get meals through federal programs. and groups that don't have the type of muscle to lobby for relief, says sarah binder tracking the fallout. >> they get paid by medicare that are affected by sequestration saying we have long lines, turning away patients, that they will need to travel. and i believe that they will try to organize to try to put that type of bipartisan pressure on congress. >> and margaret reports that there will be no emergency legislation to bail out the programs, at least not any time soon. lawmakers left on friday for the nine-daybreak. >>> well, a shocking discovery in what is described as a hoarder's home in the county, among debris, three feet deep, nearly 50 dogs and cats. they said that they found about 31 dogs and puppies, along with 17 cats
, everyone, and welcome to our special coverage of the white house core cores dinner. i'm don lemon. headlining this event, of course, president obama along with tv late night host conan o'brien with an audience of journalists and celebs. >> can't have you stockpiling all these tickets deciding where everyone sits. i really need you to release some of these tables. >> well, you know my motto, ed, you scratch my back i won't lacerate yours. >> i have integrity, sir. i'm not going to cut a deal. >> i've seen your work, ed. let's not kid ourselves. this is the partre
news. president obama has tapped its transportation secretary nominee. rich: at an indoor ceremony, because it is raining at the white house, so thanks for pointing out the weather in california. he has been chosen to lead the department of transportation. perhaps a move away from the department of transportation current secretary, ray lahood. take a listen. >> our top party as a nation is doing everything we can to grow our economy and build great jobs. one of the best ways we can do that is to put americans back to work rebuilding our infrastructure. that is why i propose a fix it first program to put more people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent rep. rich: this is what the psident has in store. $50 billion one-time shop for infrastructure projects. $1 billion for a new air traffic control system. this is still something that has to go through the senate confirmation. the head of the transportation committee basically saying that it looks forward to remaining committed. once he has been confirmed by the senate, a good time for him, i look forward to working with mayo
should have done two years ago from the statement that is coming out of white house i'm not sure they he will. >> chris: senator john mccain who has been pushing president obama to intervene in syria for two years renewing his call this week after finding the assad regime has used chemical weapons. it is time for the sunday group. brit hume, fox news senior political analyst. amy walter of the cook political report. bill kristol from the weekly standard and charles lane of the washington post. i think it is fair to say that president obama has put himself in a bit of a box here on syria. kept talking for months about red lines and consequences and game changers but you clearly mindful of the bad entell against that led into the invasion of iraq and also clear he never wanted to get involved military in syria. is there a graceful way out for him? >> what he will do and is trying to do is insist on ironclad proof. you wonder if he doesn't want an affidavit signed by bashar assad himself saying yes indeed we did use serin gas on these people. appetizing prospect. a president who didn't want
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